Some may call him “Lebowski,” but Jeff Bridges will always be “Flynn” to Printeresting.
It was twenty seven years ago, on July 9, 1982, that the world was introduced to the visionary science fiction film Tron. The movie offered many their first notion of The Computer as Environment, presenting the computer as a place as much as an object or tool. Tron pioneered digital technology in film-making (though according to Wikipedia, the Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate Tron for special effects because they considered the use of computers ‘cheating’).
Director Steven Lisberger “was immediately fascinated by video games and wanted to do a film incorporating them… He was frustrated by the clique-ish nature of computers and video games and wanted to create a film that would open this world up to everyone.” Hmmm… a community’s “clique-ish nature” causing its own marginalization. Sound familiar, printmakers?
Here are some silkscreened posters…
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